A quick visit, before attending my granddaughter’s 18th birthday party, was paid to the Klondyke Steam Rally in Draycott-in-the-Clay, Staffordshire.
Seen here are:
SM 8832 is a 1931 Fowler Road Roller, number 18507 and named “Morning Star”
EP 2398 is a 1924 Road Locomotive, number 15787 and named “Cynorthwywr”, also by John Fowler of Leeds
Cynorthwywr roughly translated from Welsh, means Helprmate, which I’m sure these early engines must have been.
As usual I played around with various filters/processes before deciding what to post. This time I wasn’t too sure. The sun’s position made the original shot more difficult than normal, so some processing was required.
Although the HDR version is a bit OTT, I still like the outcome, but does it appeal more than the original (with just a small amount of processing)?
Please let me know your opinion – and don’t hold back as I know HDR is not everyone’s cup of tea.
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon 18 – 200mm
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Exposure Bias: -1 eV
Speed: 1/800 sec (HDR version various)
Focal Length: 22 mm
HDR: Photomatix Essentials (Top)
Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Filter: NIK Color Efex (Bottom)
Place: klondyke steam show
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